Sometimes, websites don't look like you expect them to – images might not appear, menus might be out of place and text could be jumbled together. This might be caused by a compatibility problem between Internet Explorer and the site you're on. Sometimes, this can be fixed by adding the site to your Compatibility View list.

To add a site to the Compatibility View list

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  2. Tap or click the Tools button Tools, then tap or click Compatibility View settings.
  3. Under Add this website, enter the URL of the site you want to add to the list, then tap or click Add.

Note

  • If you add a site to the Compatibility View list and the page looks worse, the problem might not be compatibility and you should remove the site from the list.

Once you've turned on Compatibility View, Internet Explorer will automatically show that site in Compatibility View each time you visit it. You can turn it off by removing it from your compatibility list.

Not all website display problems are caused by browser incompatibility. Interrupted Internet connections, heavy traffic or problems with the website can also affect how a page is displayed. If you're having other problems on a site, such as problems playing videos, read Why won't video play in Internet Explorer? or Why can't I see pictures on websites?







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